Parenting, it’s not an easy job!

Parenting is a lifelong journey, that’s for sure. Sometimes on the journey your children break your heart, fill you with overwhelming love, and just sometimes bring you to the point of despair – all in the same day! As well as bringing us joy, children can pose a challenge that can leave parents feeling exhausted, exasperated, and desperate. Every parent [...]

By |2021-09-23T15:17:30+00:00May 10th, 2021|

Stress – remove the fear

I hope you have enjoyed our contribution to Stress Awareness Month, 2021. The biggest message to take away from this awareness raising month is that if you feel stressed, get help as soon as possible.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t go away on its own. It may calm down for a while, due to changes in your circumstances, but it won’t completely [...]

By |2021-06-10T12:40:38+00:00April 26th, 2021|

Our reactions to stress

We all experience some difficult situations in our lives that get us out of our comfort zone. Those situations that challenge our sense of self or make us feel out of control. The reaction our body and mind have to those situations or events, the pressure they make us feel, is called stress. Stress has a very bad reputation, largely [...]

By |2021-06-10T12:40:01+00:00April 7th, 2021|

What is Stress?

If there is one thing I think we have learned in the past year is that it can be very stressful doing nothing. There has never been so little to do and yet for many of us, it feels like we are holding on by our fingernails desperately waiting for that time when we can see friends and family again. [...]

By |2021-06-10T12:39:15+00:00April 1st, 2021|

Counselling and Coaching… What’s the Difference?

Often people ask me the question “counselling and coaching… what’s the difference?” Hopefully, the explanation below will give you a deeper understanding of both. They are two areas that can be extremely beneficial for an individual, but two specialisms that address totally different areas. Counselling Counselling works with clients around the past and the present and will usually involve touching [...]

By |2021-07-22T12:39:43+00:00March 4th, 2021|

Introduction To Counselling

Many people have an interest in counselling.  Whether you want to work with clients one to one as a therapist or use the skills in your workplace, the outcome is the same. You will learn to develop a deeper level of skill in communication with others. HR managers, teachers, training consultants, mentors, guidance and support workers, carers, management and [...]

By |2021-07-22T12:44:55+00:00January 31st, 2021|

Working with Leaders – Today was a great day!

I have had the privilege of working with many exceptional leaders and today I had the pleasure of working with another. This CEO was a joy to behold. Just by talking to her, you could see her leadership skills, even though she hadn't acknowledged how much of a true leader she is. Capturing her approach is worth sharing with other [...]

By |2021-07-22T12:44:24+00:00December 18th, 2020|

What Assertiveness Looks Like

Following on from our previous blog post, ‘Improving Your Assertiveness’, we wanted to illustrate what being assertive looks like. We know it can be daunting to think about if you’re not a naturally assertive person, that’s why we have also included some ‘Dos and Don’ts’ that you can try to incorporate into your everyday life. Being assertive falls right in the middle [...]

By |2021-07-22T12:43:58+00:00September 18th, 2020|

Improving Your Assertiveness

Couples often present for couple counselling with an issue around communication. We work with them to change the negative patterns, break bad habits and help to understand with empathy. We also help them to listen to what each other are saying. However, an issue we see time and again is that one or other in the relationship has real difficulty [...]

By |2021-07-22T12:43:13+00:00September 17th, 2020|
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